As I drove into to work this morning, maternal bliss was reaching the point of fleshly pride. A smile was plastered on my face and my hormones were at peace!
Ahhhhh...... If only every morning could be like this!
Everyone had a sock to match the other one.
Everyone knew where their books and backpacks were.
Everyone had time to actually eat the breakfast my wonderful, handsome and loving husband cooked (like he does EVERY morning!). (And it is ONE husband, as in Rusty Blann- not husbandS like I had at first before our wonderful Administrative Assistant caught my typo! Thanks Beth!)
Everyone loved each other!
The "ahhhhh...." is so much better because of the "ARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!" of yesterday!
Yesterday was not peaceful, loving, or joyful~ AT ALL!
Everyone was cranky.
All the backpacks and homework and books were MIA.
Oh, but attitudes were on hand ~ galore!
And I think Satan himself picked on my hormones!
Love was not the feeling we were getting yesterday.
It was an "ARRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!" morning.
But you know what? Even in the roughness of yesterday, God was right there with us. His Spirit was encouraging us to respond in the manner that pleases Him. He was drawing, convicting and speaking.
He was there today also! But it was easier to hear Him and yield to Him because we were a little more prepared to handle our morning.
We laid out clothes the night before.
We put homework and books in backpacks.
We put the backpacks by the door.
We knew where the matching socks were.
The clincher~ we woke up a little earlier.
It is amazing what a little discipline will do to help us develop fruit of the Spirit in even the smallest things.
So, I want all mornings to be like this. I want them peaceful, joyful and love filled! Oh, I know, there will still be those mornings where chaos has run of the place, but I want those few and far between.
May God receive glory in all that I say, do and think.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." NIV
I like the way The Message puts it:
"These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-my-Altar."
I love you guys! I'm glad to be back! Not sure how regular I will be. I am working full-time now and haven't gotten the hang of this new schedule, but I'm getting there!!!
Stay in the Word!